People who use drugs have rights, but not all people know how to stand up for them or don’t know change is possible. People’s rights are not always respected, protected nor fulfilled.
The community of PWUD also experience difficulties in claiming and asserting their rights equally. Although there continues to be support towards the community of PWUD, their rights are still not fully embedded in Ireland.
Decisions-makers and services routinely make decisions that affect the community of PWUD without considering their rights and many PWUD experience high levels of inequality, discrimination and stigmatisation.
UISCE works to ensure the rights of the community are protected in lesgislation, that their voices are heard and prioritised in any relevant decision making process and, overall, UISCE works to empower the community of PWUD to know their rights and how to stand up for them.